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More Than Any Other Day - 2014

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1.Pleasant Heart
2.Today, More Than Any Other Day
4.The Weather Song
6.Around Again

Даже не рецензия, а так, пара мыслей насчет дебютника

Weary Drum Daily
God used me as a hammer, boys
чудеснейший альбом, и влияний куча интересных - местами даже Fall слышится thumb.gif
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Once More With Feeling?
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Ought - Once More With Feeling (2014) 320K / Mirror
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1. Pill (5:23)
2. New Calm, Pt. 2 (7:09)
3. New Calm, Pt. 3 (6:31)
4. Waiting (5:04)

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ARTIST......: Ought
TITLE.......: More than Any Other Day
LABEL.......: n/a
GENRE.......: Rock
TRACKS......: 08
TIME........: 46:01 min
SIZE........: 76,99 MB
BiTRATE/MODE: avg. 232kbps / VBR
Encoder.....: LAME V3.98.4 -V0

01.Pleasant Heart 05:55
02.Today More than Any Other Day 05:16
03.Habit 06:04
04.The Weather Song 04:37
05.Forgiveness 04:52
06.Around Again 05:27
07.Clarity 06:59
08.Gemini 06:51
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Ought - Sun Coming Down (2015)

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01. Men For Miles
02. Passionate Turn
03. The Combo
04. Sun's Coming Down
05. Beautiful Blue Sky
06. Celebration
07. On the Line
08. Never Better


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a breath of fresh air thumb.gif
пароль - мой никнейм. a password is my nickname.
ребята, может, топик в рок всё-таки?
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a r t i s t :: Ought
t i t l e :: Sun Coming Down
d a t e :: 2015-00-00
l a b e l :: Constellation
g e n r e :: Alternative
s o u r c e :: CD
b i t r a t e :: 247 kbps avg
e n c o d e r :: LAME 3.98.4 -V 0
t r a c k s :: 8
p l a y t i m e :: 40:24
s i z e :: 70.98MB


1 Men For Miles 5:44
2 Passionate Turn 5:18
3 The Combo 3:34
4 Sun's Coming Down 5:03
5 Beautiful Blue Sky 7:43
6 Celebration 3:11
7 On The Line 5:04
8 Never Better 4:47

Pop music was built on a whole lotta "yeah." Because saying "yeah" is the most
casual, innocuous form of rebellion—there is no easier way of showing you
don’t give a fuck than abdicating the responsibility required to enunciate the
"s" in "yes." Seeing it through to the end is a show of diligence and
commitment. So when Ought singer-guitarist Tim Darcy drops a fulsome "yes" in
the middle of "Beautiful Blue Sky"—the spectacular centerpiece track of his
band’s sophomore album, Sun Coming Down—he’s sure to savor it. Amid a song
whose chorus reads like a laundry list of 21st-century blights ("Warplane/
Condo/ New development") and excruciating water-cooler chit chat ("How’s the
family?/ How's your health been?/ Fancy seeing you here!")—Darcy declares,
"I’m no longer afraid to die/ Because that is all that I have left/ Yessssss,"
stretching out that last letter like pizza dough on a woodblock.
It’s an alarming admission, one that reads like the last will and testament of
somebody who’s been so numbed by the dispiriting, clockwork demands of modern
life that choosing death feels like the only empowering, self-actualizing move
at their disposal. But Darcy invests his "yes" with an ecstatic sense of
clarity, as if he was John Lennon meeting Yoko Ono for the first time. Though
Darcy is a poet whose voluminous verbiage often overwhelms his melodies, it’s
no insult to say that simple "yes" is the greatest lyric he’s written—because
it so perfectly crystallizes his band’s essence and purpose.
Ought make indie rock that sounds like how urbanity makes you feel: nervous,
antsy, sometimes hostile, yet intoxicatingly vibrant. And Darcy, likewise,
gesticulates like a dutiful office drone who’s played by the rules his whole
life but just can’t take it anymore. Ought’s 2014 debut, More Than Any Other
Day, was an album of slowly unfurled epiphanies, stoking simmering tension
into fiery, exultant release. Those sort of affirming moments are a little
harder to come by on the more chaotic and caustic Sun Coming Down, but the
album’s relentless drive and uncompromising attitude constitute their own
special kind of thrill. If More Than Any Other Day was about the hard-fought,
triumphant ascent, Sun Coming Down is the giddy, daredevil "wheeeeee!" down
the other side of the peak.
A lot has changed for Ought since the release of their first album—not the
least of which is their lead singer’s surname. (Darcy was billed as Tim Beeler
the last time out.) More significantly, what was once a casual project among
university roommates was promoted to workhorse touring act, and Sun Coming
Down sounds like the sort of record that was hastily hashed out in between
transatlantic jaunts. But that’s not to suggest the album sounds unfinished or
is lacking focus—rather, the new album takes full advantage of Ought’s fully
revved, road-tested engine and increased horsepower, in a
strike-while-the-iron’s-hot move. Gone are the hazy ambient ballads, quirky
congeniality, and taut goose-stepped grooves that, on More Than Any Other Day,
counterbalanced the band’s wiry freneticism. Here, Ought doubles-down on their
oft-cited early-'80s Fall and late-'80s Sonic Youth reference points, handily
destroying any inkling you might have had about this band following the likes
of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah or Vampire Weekend into big-tent-indie territory.
Sun Coming Down’s more aggressive attack pushes Darcy out of his usual
agitated-everyman mode to deliver more cryptic narratives in a theatrical
snarl that, at times, verges on Mark E. Smith karaoke. But while Ought’s
influences may be obvious, you’re never really sure where they’re taking them:
the fearsome rapid-fire rants, clanging guitar tangle and jackhammered drums
of "The Combo" turn oddly celebratory in the wake of the song’s surprisingly
cheery chorus ("Jubilation, darling!"); the bee-swarm buzz and frantic
accelerations of "Celebration" are undercut by Darcy’s wonderfully fey, Fred
Schneider-worthy exhortations ("Okay... let’s do it!"). Other songs are
subjected to more abrupt change-ups: "On the Line" alternates between
ponderous tone poem and garage-punk rave-up, before settling into a sublime
third act that recalls the steady, galloping build-up of Patti Smith’s
"Gloria", while "Passionate Turn"—the only time here Ought attempt to channel
the nocturnal grace of More Than Any Other Day’s knockout ballad "Habit"—turns
from swooning, stumbling serenade into a menacing, militaristic march for its
final verse/chorus run.
Even the songs that remain locked into formation undergo subtle yet
substantial mutations. The opening sprint of "Men for Miles" sees Darcy
rewriting his verse melody with each pass and, as the band lean their full
weight into the song’s motorik momentum, his unyieldingly abrasive guitar
noise gives way to hypnotic, third eye-prying bliss. And the aforementioned
"Beautiful Blue Sky" may initially sound like Ought’s answer to "Marquee
Moon", but spiritually speaking, it’s their "Once in a Lifetime", a song that
paints a vivid picture of cubicle-bound 9-to-5 conformity before providing you
with the sledgehammer to smash it. The transmission may be a little more
distorted this time out, but, with Sun Coming Down, Ought’s underlying message
is the same as it ever was: you have the power within you to change your lot
in life. When you feel like there’s no way out, just say "yes."

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выпустили клип на "Sun's Coming Down"

Честно говоря, давно так не балдел от коллективов подобного жанра. Хоть и простая конструкция у песен, но, в то же время, так сильно звучит каждая из них. Дебютник от Viet Cong и записи Ought просто сделали этот год для меня. Классно!
офигенная группа (и тэг Indie Pop, мне кажется, здесь не к месту).
дебютная ипишка:
Ought - New Calm EP (2012)
пароль - мой никнейм. a password is my nickname.
официальный клип на трек "Beautiful Blue Sky"

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